Senator Mitt Romney faced supporters of US President Donald Trump as he boarded a flight to Washington D.C. this week.
A video that was posted to Twitter on Tuesday showed a man and a woman questioning Mitt Romney in the waiting area of the airport and criticizing him for not “supporting his Conservative constituents” of Utah.
Despite being a Republican senator himself, Mitt Romney had already expressed his intention to accept the election result from last year, which would see Joe Biden inaugurated as the next President.
The video shows Romney wearing a mask as he sits in the waiting area before boarding a flight from Salt Lake City. A man can be heard behind the camera, asking if he intends to object to the electors.
Later in the video, a woman is seen standing in front of Mitt Romney and asking why he is not supporting President Trump. She also tells the former GOP presidential nominee that he works for the people of Utah and was “voted in as a conservative.”
Mitt Romney replies to say the “Constitution is clear” and the process is clear, and that he will “follow the Constitution.”
As he gets up from his seat and begins walking away, the pair can be heard shouting after him, telling Romney “this is going to be an awkward flight” and even suggesting he change it.
In a separate video taken from inside the plane, once the passengers — including Mitt Romney — had boarded, a group of people is heard chanting “traitor,” followed by one passenger shouting “resign, Mitt.”
Passengers on the plane also accused Mitt Romney of not listening to his Utah constituents and asked to know his “connection to Joe Biden.”
In the early hours of Thursday morning, Romney gave a fiery speech after protesters who support Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and delayed the official count of the Electoral College vote.
He said: “The objectors have claimed they are doing so on behalf of the voters. Have an audit, they say, to satisfy the many people who believe that the election was stolen. Please! No congressional-led audit will ever convince those voters, particularly when the President will continue to claim that the election was stolen. The best way we can show respect for the voters who are upset is by telling them the truth. That is the burden, and the duty, of leadership.”
Last year, Mitt Romney rebelled against his party as the only Republican senator to vote for the conviction of President Donald Trump.
Romney has been in touch with Biden.